Photojournalist/Visual Storyteller
at TEGNA

Date Posted: 12/5/2019

Job Description

 

We are looking for a dynamic visual storyteller who desires to document and capture moments while meeting our high standards of excellence. 

Qualified candidates will demonstrate a willingness to break the mold of traditional content. Our photojournalism is rooted in the NPPA but we intend to forge a new path forward. You must have a strong understanding of social media platforms, able to create shareable and exciting content for television, social media and mobile. When needed, the photojournalist must tell great stories on their own or with a team by capturing creative video & audio elements that produce compelling and engaging news, sports, and feature stories in a deadline environment. Must demonstrate strong video lighting skills. 

We are dedicated to providing first-class journalism that makes a difference in our community.  Our reputation has been built on dedication to our mission both journalistically and in service to the community we live in – our people are passionately involved.

​​​What you need:

  • Responsible for capturing video & audio elements that produce compelling and engaging news, sports, and feature stories in a daily deadline environment
  • College degree or equivalent experience with minimum two years' experience as a TV photojournalist and news editor preferred
  • Edit stories with Sony XpriNS and ability to adapt to other editing platforms as needed
  • Ability to collaborate with reporters and develop a vision for stories
  • Able to Operate ENG van and live remote equipment
  • Familiarity with all distribution platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Internet, etc.
  • Post to social media, editing social videos, and creating digital content
  • Excellent organizational skills

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Job Requirements

What we need:

  • Must help promote a culture of innovative storytelling
  • Complete news-gathering skills required
  • Must be able to tell the news story creatively with strong audio and visual skills
  • Must be able to make quick decisions while working under pressured deadlines, willingness to work overtime, and work flexible shifts
  • Active member of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) preferred
  • Strong computer skills in a mobile environment required
  • Must have a valid driver's license, able to lift up to 40 lbs and occasionally up to 80 pounds with or without an accommodation​

​​​​To be considered a candidate for an opening at KING, you must complete the online application on the employment tab found on: www.king5.com/about and attach your resume, video link, and cover letter. Paper resumes or any electronic information received that do not come through the online application process will not be considered part of the applicant pool. 

About TEGNA

TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is a media company innovating in the digital age. Our purpose is to serve the greater good of our communities - through empowering stories, impactful investigations and innovative marketing services.

As one of the most geographically diverse broadcasters in the U.S., TEGNA is a best-in-class operator with 62 television stations (including those serviced by TEGNA) and four radio stations in 51 markets from coast to coast. We are the largest owner of Big Four affiliates in the top 25 markets and reach 41.7 million television households, or 39 percent of all TV households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults across our digital platforms. Across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, TEGNA stations have over 31 million social followers.

TEGNA produces trusted, impactful and innovative content across platforms. We tell stories that matter, are an advocate for those in need and help bring positive change to our communities. Our award-winning journalists have been recognized with numerous national honors including Edward R. Murrow, Alfred I. duPont, George Foster Peabody, George Polk, Walter Cronkite and Emmy awards.

TEGNA also owns leading multicast networks, Justice Network and Quest, which offer unique ad-supported programming. Justice Network is focused on the popular true-crime, mystery and investigation genre, while Quest features factual-entertainment programs such as science, history, and adventure-reality series.

TEGNA also provides local and national partners custom, targeted and innovative campaigns through TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS). TMS is a one-stop shop that helps businesses thrive through an unmatched suite of services and solutions that reach consumers across television, email, social and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Premion, TEGNA’s OTT advertising service.

In everything we do, we are driven by our strongly held values and our stated purpose to serve the greater good of our communities.

TEGNA Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, enrollment in college or vocational school, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.

Job Snapshot

About Us

We invite you to join KING 5 - one of the most iconic media organizations in the country. KING 5's first broadcast happened more than 70 years ago! Today we are a fast-growing multi-media company, producing more than 12 hours of local news and programming each day across two television stations, KING 5 and KONG, as well as content for king5.com and the mobile app. At KING 5, we are fierce defenders of fact, curious, and always aiming to provide context. We are real people telling real stories. We do things differently and push to break new ground daily. We care about our community because we live here too. Most importantly, WE STAND FOR TRUTH.
KING 5's progressive and innovative reputation began with Dorothy Bullitt, a local trailblazer who took risks. Her values inspire us today - quality journalism and close community ties that make a real difference for our audiences.
When you join KING 5 Media Group, you join a team passionate about these strong values: we are Truth Seekers, we are Real, we are Unique, we are Trailblazers, and we are Here in our community. We look for people with creative and entrepreneurial skills who also share our core beliefs. We embrace new ideas and new technologies and are passionate about re-inventing news across platforms.